Alright! This is it! After long month of waiting. The much awaited event of the year "Manny Pacquiao vs. Juan Manuel Marquez III" is going live this coming November 12, 2011. Manny Pacquiao vs. Juan Manuel Márquez III is an upcoming Boxing Welterweight Championship bout for the WBO Welterweight World title. The bout will be held on November 12, 2011, at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States and will be distributed by HBO PPV. The fight marks a return to HBO for Pacquiao.
The first day of the much awaited Pacquiao vs. Marquez 3 fight nearly sold out their tickets. Some boxing columnists predicted that Pacquiao vs. Marquez 3 will going to be bigger than their previous fight, now I'm not wondering if it's gonna hit big because of the results of the first day ticket sales. I'm just wondering who among Pacquiao vs. Marquez 3 and Mayweather vs. Ortiz will gain more pay-per-view? Is it gonna be Mayweather vs. Ortiz or Pacquiao vs. Marquez 3? Let's see this coming 2012.
A four-city press tour for the Pacquiao- Marquez fight will cover three countries and an estimated 25,000 miles. The fighters and their entourages will start out on Sept. 3 in Pacquiao's native Manilla, Philippines, and end on Sept. 8 in Marquez's home of Mexico City, Mexico. In between are stops in New York on Sept. 6, followed by Los Angeles on Sept. 8 This bout will mark the 2nd time Márquez has jumped from the Lightweight to Welterweight division. His first attempt was against Floyd Mayweather, Jr., who was making his return to boxing, on September 19, 2009 which ended with him receiving a decision loss.
Check out the list below:
Welterweight Championship bout: Manny Pacquiao vs. Juan Manuel Márquez
Light Welterweight Championship bout: Timothy Bradley vs. Joel Casamayor
Super Bantamweight Championship bout: Jorge Arce vs. TBA
Light Welterweight bout: Mike Alvarado vs. Breidis Prescott
Super Featherweight bout: Luis Cruz vs. Juan Carlos Burgos
Featherweight bout: Lorenzo Villanueva vs TBA